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Amazon Plans To Launch Tablets For “Hundreds Less” Than iPad

Posted By maxim On August 28, 2011 @ 12:35 am In All,rumors | No Comments

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As New York [2] Post reports [3] (via [4] BGR), Amazon is preparing to release the rumored Android [5]-based tablets that will cost “hundreds less” than $499 current base model of iPad 2. It is likely that “hundreds less” implies $299.

The devices will likely be released in October and they will be an entry-level tablet under code name “Coyote” and its pro-level counterpart “Hollywood” powered by NVIDIA T30 Kal-El. They will probably run on a customized version of Android that will bring to the tablets such services like Kindle eBook Store, Amazon Videos and Appstore [6].

It seems that Amazon plans to push out a serious competitor into the tablet market. It was reported this week that Amazon added a third touch panel manufacturer to its supply chain and recently the company was ranked as the second largest buyer of tablet’s components, though it have not yet released a tablet.

Charles King, analyst at Pund-IT, said to New York Post that so aggressive Amazon’s pricing could trigger other [7] companies to revise their prices for tablets. Apart from Amazon, there are other companies wanting to enter the bottom-tier tablet market. Yang Yuanquing, Lenovo CEO, recently told Financial Times [8] that he plans to undercut Apple’s iPad.

“Apple only covers the top tier,” he says. “With a $500 price you cannot go to the small cities, townships, low salary class, low income class. I don’t want to say we want to significantly lower the price, rather our strategy is to provide more categories, to cover different market segments”.

Along with iPhone 5 [9], Apple also plans to launch low-priced iPhone this fall, so possibly the company will do the same with iPad to take share of the low-priced tablet market.

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